Dennis Waller, best selling author, film maker and speaker, is recognized as an authority on Buddhism, Zen and the Tao Te Ching. His translation of the Tao has been a long standing best seller and is used throughout the academic world. He is only the second person to translate Nagarjuna's Tree of Wisdom into English since WL Campbell's translation in 1919.
He also is known for his series of "Texas Jack's Famous Recipe books, a collection of southern recipes that have been #1 best sellers on Amazon. From pralines, caramels, to making your own hard apple cider, the Texas Jack series has built up a strong and loyal following.
His current project, "In Search of The Kushtaka" released in April 2014 is a book offering different points of view from supporters and critics of the mythical creature, the Kushtaka, of the Tlingit People of Alaska. Covering the Tlingit and comparative mythologies along with thoughts from the science community and first hand accounts of encounters with the Kushtaka, this book gives an enlightening look into the phenomena known as the Kushtaka.
In addition to the Kushtaka book, he has followed up with two more books on the myths of the Tlingit called, "Raven Tales" and "Otter Tales." Working with the legendary artist of Native American Art, Bob Patterson, Waller will be bringing out an illustrated guide to the world of the myths and legends of the Tlingit in late 2014.
His other books, "The Tao of Kenny Loggins" and "Are You an Indigo" show that this is one writer that refuses to be place into anyone category, truly a renaissance man. Waller is a man that can serve up a wicked drink along with a great steak while debating the esoteric meaning of the song, "Watching the River Run."